8.3 Good
Bradford, Pennsylvania

Willow Bay Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest

Bradford, Pennsylvania

Bradford, Pennsylvania
Phone: (814) 362-4613

Sites: 101
Recent Rate: $27 7/2016

Latitude: 41.988141179641
Longitude: -78.909044265747

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino yes

Review Details

Ratings overview

3 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Boater Paradise, Kinzua Reservoir just off campsite, when full you can dock near your site, launch is in park. A family favorite for over 30 years, well maintained trail along edge of reservoir, canoes and kayaks for rent or bring your own. Power boats of all sizes welcome.

Could update power for 50 amp camper needs, marginal for 15,000 BTU a/c use. 1 walk up site equipped with septic and water.Two water stations could be better equipped with hose attachable spickets water located for convenient use. We camped at Willow Bay Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
63 hemlock
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If Boating and fishing aren't your interest, there is a nearby casino in Salamanca,NY about 17 miles, also Antique Mall 12 miles to Bradford Pa. Zippo Lighter & Case Knife Museum , Historical Oil Derrick just South on Rte 219, Nearby Eldred Pa. features a World war II museum and MT. Jewitt has a 300' tall train trestle and newly opened discovery center.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Very few electric available without reservation on a Monday night mid-July. Friendly staff gave us a choice of sites and found one that worked for the night. Very clean restrooms and a nicely maintained park as a whole. Well spaced between sites, with groves & trees. Would return. We camped at Willow Bay Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are looking for a place to “Get away from it all” then this is it! Tucked neatly into the northern part of Allegheny National Forest, Willow Bay is just south of the New York State border and easily accessible from NY 86/17 Southern Tier Expressway. We spent Memorial Day weekend on site #64 in Hemlock Loop which was a level paved pad set above a rolling spacious waterfront site. Both sides of our site were naturally landscaped with trees and rocks which afforded us complete privacy. There is also a boat launch and boat rentals available. Plus some sites are suited for launching small boats right from the site. Our site did not have any hookups (none of the premium lake front sites have hookups). We ran our generator briefly each day for DH to check his baseball scores and top off the batteries and that was it. There are water spigots throughout, but they are older style with no threading; however people were still able to fill their water tanks. There are two full hookup sites for camp hosts and several electric sites on the opposite side of the road if that is important to you. The grading and amount of shade on those sites made them less appealing to me. There is a brand new bath facility which is centrally located to the loop and is immaculate. There is no cell phone signal while in the campground. (Unless you have a good amplifier. Ours wireless one brought in 2-3 bars but you needed to have the phone almost touching the antenna.) Aspen and Oak loops offer more electric sites but they are in an open area away from the water, very close together and seem more appropriate for group camping. The Deer loop is set back into the woods and is strictly walk-up tent camping. If you enjoy tenting, these are huge private sites, many of them waterfront. Make sure you pack everything you need if you don’t want to be inconvenienced. There is no camp store other than firewood and ice at the check in station and the nearest store is about 15 miles away. The scenery was so breathtaking we were almost never inside except to sleep. There is lots of hiking available. We were in a 38’motorhome plus tow vehicle and had no trouble traversing the loop or parking. Our loop was comprised of a fairly even mix of tents, pop-ups and trailers with only three motorhomes including the host who was busy yet always available and friendly. The most remarkable thing was how quiet it was for a holiday weekend even though every site was filled. It was the nicest Memorial Day camping experience I have ever had. Nightly rate includes the $9.00 online reservation fee spread over the 3 nights. . We camped at Willow Bay Recreation Area, Allegheny National Forest in a Motorhome.

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